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Stoneleigh

(Ref. 1158571)

Northam, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 17 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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Summary

  • Nine bedrooms. Stoneleigh: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bathroom, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bathroom, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Drawing room with TV
  • Games room. Coach House: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with basin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, WC and basin
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove. Cider Cottage: 1 x super-king-size with kitchenette and en-suite basin and WC
  • Central heating
  • 5-door Aga, microwave, 2 x fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
  • 4 x Smart TV, Sky TV, Xbox One console, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wraparound garden with lawn
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome, more by individual arrangement
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles, beach 1.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm
  • Note: There is a pond in the garden, children should be supervised
  • Note: There's a charge of £20 per pet

The property

Stoneleigh is an impressive and unique period house dating back to 1881 and former home to Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templar, head of the British army in the Second World War during the 1940s and 50s, situated in Northam, one of North Devon’s most popular small towns.

Grand and well-loved, this striking house designed by the prominent Victorian architect William Bryden, sits at the end of its own private, gated, sweeping driveway and features ornate brickwork, original sash windows and a well-manicured wrap-around garden.

Enter through a sunny glazed porch to a grand front hall with restored tessellate floor tiles.

From here make your way to the formal sitting room or to the peaceful drawing room, ideal for curling up with a good book.

Overlooking the rear garden is the striking former library, now a smart dining area - perfect for dinner parties or that special occasion.

The sitting room has an ornate ceiling, Sky TV and a woodburning stove, catering for relaxed evenings in, enjoying time as a family.

The kitchen is well equipped - there's everything you'll need here to cater for your group, including a 5-door Aga and pantry, and for something a bit special professional catering can be arranged.

After dinner why not retire to either the traditional games room for a round of pool or for something a little more current, to the gaming room where you’ll find an Xbox games console with two controllers and a plush sofa.

A sweeping staircase leads to the first floor and six bedrooms all with big sash windows and views over the gardens; the master with a handsome four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom, a double room with en-suite and a twin with an en-suite shower room, two further twin room and a single room all sharing a large family bathroom.

In the rear courtyard, a stone’s throw from the main house is Cider Cottage, a self-contained suite with a super-king-size bed and its own small kitchenette with fridge, cloakroom with WC and door to little sitting out area.

Finally, a two-bedroom coach house in the grounds offers the opportunity to be a part of the group whilst retaining a little privacy and comprises a sitting area with wood burning stove, a basic kitchen/diner, two bedrooms, one with twin beds, one with a king-size double bed and a family bathroom.

Outside is a large garden with a lawn, pond and decking with tables and chairs.

Ideal for exploring the area, nearby is the sandy beach of Westward Ho with 3 miles of golden sand, or the historic port and market town of Bideford which sits on the banks of the River Torridge and offers a host of amenities including shops, cafes and restaurants.

Further afield, the rugged North Devon coastline and Southwest Coastal Path, are a must for the walkers in the group.

A unique and remarkable home from home, Stoneleigh is ideal for large gatherings of friends or family.

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About the location

NORTHAM

Westward Ho! 1.3 miles; Bideford 2 miles; Barnstaple 11 miles.

Northam is a small village with a restaurant, pub, takeaway and small supermarket and lies on the hill above the lively village of Westward Ho! Westward Ho! has a two mile long glorious sandy beach, an excellent selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, a surf school and shops. The beach is popular for surfing and kite surfing, plus life guards are on duty during the summer season and there's a designated dog area. The Tarka Trail runs through Bideford and is especially popular with cyclists, with cycle hire, including child buggies and even dog buggies available here and at many places along the way. Northam Burrows is part of North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is enjoyed by walkers, and the Royal North Devon Golf Club is also here. For the more energetic the coastal path to Peppercombe and Clovelly offers stunning views along the coastline. From Bideford there are boat trips to Lundy Island, and nearby Appledore has fascinating narrow streets, interesting shops, fish and chips shops and a restaurant, as well as fishing trips. Family attractions nearby include the Big Sheep and Milky Way, as well as National Trust properties, Hartland Abbey, RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Glass. Also Clovelly is delightful with its quay, steep cobbled streets and donkeys and no cars are allowed down into the village. There's plenty to see and do from Northam.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas